Reading Desk

This reading desk, lined with a tassel trim, was designed by Dickens. He used this desk when delivering public readings of his work and took it on a reading tour in America in 1867.

Reading desk used by Charles Dickens on his public reading tours, c.1858. Wood and fabric.

Reading desk used by Charles Dickens on his public reading tours, c.1858. Wood and fabric. DH300 © Charles Dickens Museum

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